Problems with archaeological dating methods updating split level
Specimens of organic material which can yield good amount of carbon can be collected for C-14 dating.For example charcoal, wood, shell, paper, leaves, cloth, animal hair, bone, pollen, tooth, iron, prehistoric soot from the ceiling of the caves practically any material containing some carbon can be subjected Bones are generally affected by ground water carbonates and are therefore least reliable for dating.Quite convincing dates are sometimes arrived at by importing parallels from other contemporaneous cultures.This parallelism is formed due to trade relations, particularly wehen trade followed in both directions.
But, for a single culture site the method is quite reliable.Charred bones are better preserved and are therefore relatively more reliable.Charcoal is best material specially if derived from short live plants.However this formula has not been accepted by many archaeologists.Further this formula has been disproved on many occasions. Pottery is probably the most abundantly available antique material in any archaeological site.
For example, beads closely resembling those from the temple repositories at Cnoss and dating from C.1600 B.